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Thomas Sowell Archives


05/29/03: An appalling idiocy, Part II
05/28/03: An appalling idiocy
05/22/03: Ten years later
05/20/03: Useful Idiots
05/19/03: The first lesson?
05/16/03: A sign of The Times
05/15/03: Unfit to print
05/08/03: "Universal health care": Part III
05/07/03: "Universal health care": Part II
05/06/03: "Universal health care"
05/05/03: Work pays!
05/01/03: A couple of clues
04/23/03: Quota "logic," Part II
04/22/03: Quota "logic"
04/21/03: Human livestock
04/17/03: A petty, partisan press
04/14/03: Random thoughts on the passing scene
04/11/03: The media and the war
04/09/03: Academia and the war
04/04/03: The grand fraud: Part IV
04/03/03: The grand fraud: Part III
04/02/03: The grand fraud: Part II
04/01/03: The grand fraud
03/31/03: Foreign "aid"
03/28/03: Artificial stupidity
03/25/03: Who is pro-war?
03/20/03: Random thoughts
03/17/03: Pete vs. Joe
03/14/03: A death in the family
03/12/03: The other filibuster
03/06/03: "Diversity" for thee, not me
03/03/03: The idiocy of "relevance"
02/27/03: Twin disasters
02/24/03: Undeclared wars
02/20/03: Instant Rush?
02/14/03: Random thoughts
02/12/03: Big business and quotas
02/10/03: Damaging admissions
02/06/03: For what purpose?
02/03/03: A cold shower
01/30/03: Disarming a country
01/23/03: A deadly pretense
01/16/03: Hard times for envy
01/14/03: Economics vs. politics
01/10/03: Quotas on Trial: Part II
01/08/03: Quotas on trial
01/06/03: Dangers ahead --- from the Right
01/02/03: Dangers ahead -- from the Left
12/30/02: Flagging flagships
12/27/02: Dangerous democracy?
12/18/02: Lott, race, and hypocrisy: Part II
12/17/02: Lott, race, and hypocrisy
12/16/02: Random thoughts
12/13/02: LOTT IS TOO MUCH
12/11/02: Holiday book picks!
12/06/02: Disastrous utopia
12/04/02: Media bias about media bias
12/02/02: Gun control myths: Part III
11/27/02: Gun Control myths: Part II
11/26/02: Gun control myths
11/25/02: The voices of compromise are always seductive
11/22/02: Who is promoting violence?
11/19/02: Judging judges
11/18/02: Whither Republicans?
11/15/02: A San Francisco liberal
11/12/02: Whither Dems?
11/11/02: Race and Cant
11/07/02: Political history -- and the future
11/05/02: Mondale's "experience"
11/04/02: Boring sportscasts
11/01/02: Random thoughts
10/30/02: Disgruntled conservatives
10/29/02: In that voting booth
10/28/02: Explaining to the grandkids
10/24/02: High stakes elections
10/21/02: Facing up to evil
10/18/02: The sniper and the gun controllers
10/15/02: Ignoble prize
10/14/02: The Houdini Award
10/06/02: Dangerous restraint
10/04/02: Race and IQ: Part III
10/03/02: Race and IQ: Part III 10/02/02: Race and IQ: Part II 10/01/02: Race and IQ
09/30/02: Latest version of old ploy
09/26/02: The return of Al Gore
09/19/02: One-uppers versus survival
09/13/02: Emotional orgies
09/12/02: Random thoughts
09/06/02: "Friends" of blacks: Part II
09/04/02: "Friends" of blacks
08/30/02: Too much of a good thing?
08/29/02: The media and the military
08/26/02: "Teaching to the test": Part III
08/22/02: "Teaching to the test": Part II
08/20/02: "Teaching to the test"
08/19/02: Slaves to words
08/15/02: Random thoughts
08/09/02: "Unnecessary attention"
08/06/02: Economic ethnic cleansing
08/01/02: Bad medicine
07/30/02: At what cost?
07/29/02: Milton Friedman at 90
07/25/02: Stock crash aftermath
07/23/02: Two trials -- and future trials
07/22/02: Pioneers in photography
07/18/02: Indignation, Inc.
07/16/02: California's liberal Senator favors arming pilots and the Bushies don't!?
07/15/02: Voucher backlash
07/11/02: A scary report
07/09/02: Suspicious stats
07/08/02: Random thoughts
07/02/02: Vouchers vindicated
07/01/02: Death sentences
06/28/02: Religion and the Constitution
06/26/02: Tough questions
06/24/02: Judicial ad hocracy
06/20/02: Will the Catholic Church try to restore its credibility?
06/13/02: Time to confront the great dangers in trying members of international terrorist organizations in our courts
06/11/02: What to do about enemies already living within this country
06/10/02: An old "new vision"
06/07/02: Global lying
06/05/02: The art of the impossible
06/03/02: Priceless politics
05/30/02: What's So Great About America?
05/28/02: An ancient fallacy
05/24/02: A winning issue
05/22/02: Next stop: Supreme Court?
05/20/02: Stereotypes about stereotypes
05/16/02: Who is crazy?
05/13/02: Peter Bauer's uphill battle against prevailing orthodoxies
05/09/02: Tired of race?
05/06/02: Peace: The confusion between mechanism and a cause
05/03/02: Anniversary of a riot
04/29/02: Random thoughts
04/18/02: "Good" teachers
04/16/02: Another war created by pacifism
04/12/02: Firing people
04/10/02: Mideast madness
04/08/02: Why economists are not popular
04/05/02: A scam at tax time
04/04/02: The great meeting expose
04/01/02: Foreign "aid"
03/25/02: Courtroom lies
03/21/02: HISTORY vs. HOGWASH
03/18/02: Naming names
03/15/02: The Andrea Yates verdict
03/14/02: Race rationales vs. results
03/12/02: The high cost of shibboleths
03/08/02: On growing old
03/06/02: "Diversity" in India
03/04/02: How to strengthen the GOP
03/01/02: The IQ exemption
02/27/02: Who needs "Black history month"?
02/25/02: Real political reform
02/22/02: Forget about Enron. How about government-sanctioned pyramid schemes?
02/19/02: Holiday revisionism
02/14/02: Political peddling and soap
02/11/02: The housing farce: Part II
02/07/02: The housing farce
02/01/02: Random thoughts
01/30/02: Re-runs of "Roots"
01/28/02: Abstract people
01/24/02: Death of the West?
01/23/02: The education bill
01/14/02: Infallible haters?
01/11/02: If we were serious
01/09/02: Enemies within
01/07/02: The reparations fraud: II
01/03/02: The reparations fraud
12/31/01: Was the ball juiced?
12/27/01: A 'new era'?
12/20/01: Random Thoughts
12/17/01: MEDIA FRAUD
12/14/01: Holiday book picks --- must reads!
12/12/01: Phony "victims"
12/06/01: Shibboleths versus survival
12/03/01: To stop being hated, we need not to succeed when others fail
11/29/01: The underminers
11/26/01: Drugs and politics
11/21/01: Thanksgiving and "fairness"
11/16/01: Diversity versus "diversity"
11/14/01: Another outrage
11/07/01: The media and the terrorists
11/01/01: Life at the Bottom
10/30/01: Routine cruelty
10/25/01: Does it add up?
10/22/01: Do facts matter?: Part II
10/18/01: Do facts matter?
10/16/01: Barry and the Babe
10/11/01: Loose lips
10/08/01: The autism dilemma
10/04/01: Islam and the West
09/28/01: Capital gains and "trickle down"
09/26/01: Love those killers!
09/24/01: Pacifism and war
09/21/01: Random thoughts on the passing scene
09/14/01: Just the beginning?
09/13/01: Our foreign policy speaks loudly and carries a little stick
09/11/01: Getting this behind you
09/06/01: The magic word
08/30/01: The Einstein Syndrome
08/27/01: Choosing the correct college
08/23/01: Drugging children
08/20/01: Barry Bonds' great season
08/16/01: The "autism" dragnet
08/13/01: "Racism" in word and deed
08/10/01: Property rites
08/08/01: Victimizing blacks
08/06/01: Chandra Levy clues
08/02/01: Spin versus sense
08/01/01: Minimum journalism
07/30/01: Social Security vs. privatization
07/26/01: Is the family becoming extinct?
07/20/01: Are we still Americans?
07/17/01: A cynical charade
07/12/01: India Unbound
07/09/01: A political masterpiece
07/05/01: The mail monopoly
07/03/01: July 4th: Love it or lose it
06/28/01: Lying statistics
06/21/01: Global hot air
06/15/01: McVeigh and the death penalty
06/12/01: Random thoughts
06/07/01: Intended consequences
06/06/01: State stealing
06/04/01: Shocked by the obvious
05/31/01: Politics vs. economics
05/29/01: The high costs of politics
05/24/01: Green bigots versus human beings
05/22/01: We are all "drop outs"
05/16/01: The high cost of demons
05/14/01: Blacks, Hispanics and education
05/10/01: Social Security and the stock market
05/03/01: Easy economics and complicated politics
04/26/01: "The duty to die"
04/18/01: Poisonous politics
04/12/01: "Campaign finance reform" follies
04/05/01: "Feel good" laws
04/02/01: I'm a victim of 'racial profiling'
03/26/01: Education or incitement?
03/26/01: "Conserving"
03/23/01: An old problem returns
03/22/01: Storm troopers vs. free speech
03/19/01: Ugliness in Yosemite
03/15/01: California dreaming
03/13/01: Getting rich quick
03/12/01: School disasters
03/08/01: The wrong question
03/07/01: The role of the rich
03/05/01: The dangers of "equality"
03/01/01: Merit and money
02/26/01: Back door quotas
02/22/01: Taxing the living and the dead
02/20/01: Magic transformations
02/15/01: Cheap shot justice
02/08/01: Wise versus smart II
02/07/01: Wise versus smart
01/31/01: No sense of proportion
01/29/01: Rolling blackouts
01/25/01: Basic Economics
01/22/01: Clintonian residue
01/19/01: What kind of man is John Ashcroft?
01/12/01: Electricity shocks California
01/05/01: Lessons not learned
01/04/01: What is the point of winning, if you are going to act as if you lost?
01/02/01: Greatness of a free-market economy? It does not depend upon the 'wisdom' of those momentarily at top
12/28/00: Justice and injustice
12/27/00: Random thoughts on the passing scene
12/21/00: Alice in Florida
12/19/00: My holiday gift-books picks
12/18/00: A gem of a book
12/15/00: Election facts versus myths
12/14/00: Ending a dangerous farce
12/12/00: No stinkin' badges?
12/11/00: Facts shatter visions
12/07/00: The ignored elephant
12/04/00: Poverty and the Left
11/30/00: Shameless lies
11/27/00: Every guess must count?
11/23/00: PLOYS R US
11/22/00: "Fair and just"
11/21/00: Phony issues in Florida
11/17/00: More desperate, more ugly
11/16/00: Desperate and ugly in Florida
11/06/00: What does it tell you?
11/03/00: Hillary and Al -- relics of the past
11/02/00: The stakes
10/27/00: Desperate and ugly
10/23/00: Gory "details" abroad
10/20/00: Gory "details"
10/17/00: Pro choice or pro monopoly?
10/13/00: Teachers' union lies
10/10/00: Facts, anyone?
10/05/00: The great (?) debate
10/02/00: Dems, GOPers, and blacks II
09/28/00: Dems, GOPers and blacks
09/25/00: Another double standard
09/21/00: Terminal triviality?
09/18/00: Drugged politics
09/15/00: Social security-- a "risky scheme"
09/11/00: Campus orientation
09/08/00: Looking back at a life's journey
09/01/00: Useful idiots
08/29/00: The politics of education
08/26/00: Casual cruelty
08/23/00: Politicians who "care"
08/21/00: Sanity in 'Frisco
08/18/00: Wake up, parents!
08/14/00: Blacks and bootstraps
08/11/00: Facts are "out"
08/08/00: Costs versus prices
08/04/00: A painful history
08/01/00: The "gravitas" game
07/31/00: Costs and decisions
07/28/00: The "costs" of government
07/26/00: Underlying assumptions
07/24/00: Government advertising
07/20/00: Lies about gas price "gouging"
07/19/00: Teachers' union gall
07/17/00: Reparations for slavery?
07/13/00: The media and the issues
07/11/00: America's dirty academic secret: College sweatshops
07/07/00: The high cost of demons
07/05/00: Families and dictators
06/30/00: In love with America
06/27/00: Lies about Yosemite
06/23/00: Envy versus resentment
06/20/00: A Reply to teachers
06/15/00: The war against boys
06/12/00: Republicans and Rocky
06/06/00: "Most Favored Nation"
06/01/00: Gun control hypocrisy
05/26/00: School to school?
05/24/00: Random thoughts
05/19/00: Ignorance of freedom
05/17/00: The Million Lies March
05/16/00: Green bigotry in the Hamptons
05/12/00: Too much "education"?
05/09/00: The old neighborhood
05/05/00: "Unfair" advantages
05/02/00: A vice president for Bush?
04/28/00: Insuring problems
04/25/00: Elian's future -- and ours
04/24/00: An obscene charade
04/14/00: Wasting minds: II
04/07/00: Who's smart?
04/03/00: Stealing Yosemite
03/31/00: Campaign finance hypocrisy
03/24/00: 'Notion of gay marriage' is product of sloppy thinking
03/21/00: A friend like Iago
03/16/00: Amazing politics
03/14/00: Lessons not learned
03/09/00: Affordable housing
03/09/00: Affordable housing
03/07/00: Super Tuesday
03/06/00: Coalition politics
03/03/00: Law or mob rule?
02/29/00: Playing blacks for suckers
02/25/00: Amadou Diallo and me
02/24/00: Hypocrisy unravelling?
02/22/00: Is there a republic party?
02/17/00: Law on trial
02/15/00: The unasked question
02/11/00: Pandering to the anointed
02/09/00: Third kidneys and the Third World
02/07/00: Perennial economic fallacies
02/03/00: McCain: Image versus reality
02/01/00: Becoming the subject of a smear campaign
01/28/00: Are GOPers suicidal?
01/25/00: Senator McCain: A man of what principle?
01/20/00: Desperate for grievances
01/14/00: Success ignored
01/10/00: The Cuban boy
01/07/00: Retail socialism
01/05/00: The real revolutionaries
01/03/00: Robin Hood laws
12/31/99: The worst of the century
12/29/99: The best of the Century
12/27/99:The illusion of education reform
12/23/99: Wasting money on ivy?
12/20/99: The tests made me do it!
12/17/99: Why we have crooked landlords
12/15/99: Random thoughts on the passing scene
12/13/99: Testing integrity
12/09/99: My holiday book picks
12/07/99: The party line on late talkers
12/03/99: Mob rule in Seattle
11/30/99: Microsoft and campaign finance reform
11/24/99: Race and the new century
11/22/99: Sweeping success under the rug
11/18/99: Sorting by race
11/16/99: Failure and fraud
11/12/99: Microsoft and anti-trust "law"
11/05/99: Mice, giraffes and autism
10/29/99: Success concealing failure
10/25/99: Creating "poverty"
10/21/99: Anti-sports sportscasts
10/15/99: Let's hear it for unfairness!
10/08/99: Carrying a little stick
10/04/99: Pat's book being distorted?
10/01/99: Photography and economics
09/28/99: Elective indignation strikes again 09/23/99: The Pat Buchanan dilemma
09/20/99: What's wrong with big government
09/14/99: School choice wars
09/10/99: Goodbye to Sara and Benjamin?
09/07/99: Compassionate conservatism is old stuff
08/31/99: Power to the assassins?
08/27/99: Blood in the water
08/24/99: Random thoughts
08/17/99: Moral anarchy and its consequences
08/13/99: Shooting the helpless
08/09/99: Forced to volunteer
08/05/99: Gunning for guns
08/03/99: Boomers and boomerangs
07/28/99: Is privacy an endangered species?
07/23/99: Emotional orgies
07/20/99: What's politics all about?
07/16/99: Politically incorrect heroism
07/12/99: Cutting edge California retreats to old, failed ideas
07/07/99: A quagmire and a vision
07/02/99: The Fourth of July
06/29/99: "Urban sprawl" and liberal gall
06/18/99: A famous victory
06/14/99: A victory in Chicago
06/10/99: Mass shootings and mass hysteria
06/08/99: The other side of affirmative action
06/03/99: Childish labor laws
06/01/99: Demonizing for dollars
05/27/99: The real public service
05/24/99: Income, taxes and demagoguery
05/18/99: Random thoughts
05/14/99: Aborted knowledge
05/10/99: The new "fairness"
05/04/99: Holding parents responsible
05/03/99: Exit strategies
04/28/99: Tragedy and farce
04/26/99: Guilt and cop-outs
04/21/99: Choosing a college
04/16/99: When success fails
04/13/99: A photo-op foreign policy
04/09/99: Russia and the Serbs
04/06/99: Random thoughts
03/31/99: Irresponsible "experts"
03/29/99: Another Doleful prospect?
03/23/99: Random thoughts
03/22/99: Loving enemies
03/19/99: Naming names
03/15/99: Undermining the military
03/10/99: Joe DiMaggio -- icon of an era
03/02/99: Facts versus dogma on guns
03/01/99: Losing the cultural wars
02/22/99: "Saving" social security
02/18/99: Too many Ph.Ds?
02/8/99: A national disaster
02/8/99: Economic fallacies in the media: Part II
02/5/99: Why economists visit dentists so often
02/2/99: Warning: Good news
01/29/99: What is at stake?
01/26/99:Moral bankruptcy in the schools
01/22/99: Who is going to convict Santa Claus?
01/19/99: Seeing through the spin
01/13/99: A trial is a trial is a trial
01/11/99:Trials and tribulations
01/08/99: Rays of hope
01/04/99: Random thoughts
12/31/98: The President versus the presidency
12/29/98: The time is now!
12/23/98: World-class hypocrisy
12/21/98: The spreading corruption
12/17/98: Politically "contrite"
12/16/98: Polls and partisanship
12/14/98: The "non-profit" halo
12/11/98: Corruption and confusion
12/03/98: The health care "crisis"
11/30/98: Knowing what you are talking about
11/23/98: The impeachment legacy
11/23/98: Random thoughts
11/19/98: Tales out of bureaucracies
11/16/98: Scholarships based on scholarship
11/12/98: Forward march
11/09/98: Moral outrage
11/05/98: Will the Republicans ever learn?
11/02/98: A voter's duty
10/30/98: The poverty pimp's poem
10/29/98: Random thoughts on the election
10/27/98: "Partisan" and "unfair"
10/23/98: Ed-u-kai-tchun
10/21/98: McGwire, Maris and the Babe
10/20/98: MURDER IS MURDER!
10/16/98: Lightweight Boxer
10/14/98: A strange word
10/09/98: Impeachment standards
10/08/98: Alternatives to seriousness
10/07/98: Heredity, environment and talk
10/02/98: A much-needed guide
10/01/98: Starr's real crime
9/24/98: Costs and power
9/18/98: Are we sheep?
9/16/98: Judicial review
9/15/98: Hillary Rodham Crook?
9/14/98: Taking stock
9/11/98: Moment of truth
9/04/98: Random thoughts
8/31/98: The twilight of special prosecutors?
8/26/98: "Doing a good job"
8/24/98: America on trial?
8/19/98: Played for fools
8/17/98: A childish letter
8/11/98: Hiding behind a woman
8/07/98: A flying walrus in Washington?
8/03/98: "Affordability" strikes again
7/31/98: Random thoughts
7/27/98: Faith and mountains
7/24/98: Clinton in Wonderland
7/20/98: Where is black 'leadership' leading?
7/16/98: Do 'minorities' really have it that bad?
7/14/98: Race dialogue: same old stuff
7/10/98: Honest history
7/09/98: Dumb is dangerous
7/02/98: Gun-safety starts with
parental responsibility
6/30/98: When more is less
6/29/98: Are educators above the law?
6/26/98: Random Thoughts
6/24/98: An angry letter
6/22/98: Sixties sentimentalism
6/19/98:Dumbing down anti-trust
6/15/98: A changing of the guard?
6/11/98: Presidential privileges
6/8/98: Fast computers and slow antitrust
6/3/98: Can stalling backfire?
5/29/98: The insulation of the Left
5/25/98: Missing the point in the media
5/22/98: The lessons of Indonesia
5/20/98: Smart but silent
5/18/98: Israel, Clinton and character
5/14/98: Monica Lewinsky's choices
5/11/98: Random thoughts
5/7/98: Media obstruction of justice
5/4/98: Dangerous "safety"
5/1/98: Abolish Adolescence!
4/30/98: The naked truth
4/22/98: Playing fair and square
4/19/98: Bad teachers"
4/15/98: "Clinton in Africa "
4/13/98: "Bundling and unbundling "
4/9/98: "Rising or falling Starr "
4/6/98: "Was Clinton ‘vindicated'? "
3/26/98: "Diasters -- natural and political"
3/24/98: "A pattern of behavior"
3/22/98: Innocent explanations
3/19/98: Kathleen Willey and Anita Hill
3/17/98: Search and destroy
3/12/98: Media Circus versus Justice
3/6/98: Vindication
3/3/98: Cheap Shot Time
2/26/98: The Wrong Filter
2/24/98: Trial by Media
2/20/98: Dancing Around the Realities
2/19/98: A "Do Something" War?
2/12/98: Julian Simon, combatant in a 200-year war
2/6/98: A rush to rhetoric

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